One canny fan splashed out to buy 700 of West Bromwich Albion's special edition programmes for Sir Alex Ferguson's final game in charge.

To mark the Manchester United boss being at the Hawthorns to bring down the curtain on his incredible career, West Brom have produced a 144-page programme, which is the biggest ever produced for a domestic fixture in England.

And one fan stunned a programme seller by handing over £2,800 for 700 copies, which are selling for £4 each, says the Daily Mail.

Another supporter earlier bought 300 copies for £1,200, which means that one twentieth of the 20,000 editions printed are in the hands of two fans.